It's the long-awaited Chicago episode.
Tony also mentions the upcoming book The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight by Tribune reporter Mark Caro. Mark and I once had a surreal dinner together with Albert Adrià and Jeffrey Steingarten at Charlie Trotter's at the height of the wars, on one of the primary battlegrounds.
I wrote a behind-the-scenes article for the Sun-Times with a bonus list of everywhere and everything Tony ate for the show. I strongly suggest you do not watch this show hungry.
Check out Travel Channel's No Reservations in Chicago guide with links to the elusive Missing Scenes at Ramova Grill and Tom Tom Tamale & Bakery.
The Silver Palm, where Tony reveals himself as an "egg slut" with the Three Little Piggy sandwich is open tonight for a viewing party. Note that they're normally closed on Mondays. If you go say hola to owner David Gevercer for me and save room for his wife Jacqueline's apple pie with bacon fat crust. And have drinks at his adjoining bar Matchbox.
Below is a video clip of Burt's. I've posted the pop-up commentary. For Lost fans it's an enhanced preview. Note too that Burt's is closed tonight, Monday, and tomorrow, but open again for lunch on Wednesday. Call ahead and cash only.
Looking forward to everyone seeing the premiere. I'd love to know: What did you think of the show?